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. the judge blocked the voter i.d. law from going into effect election's day. it was a ploy to defeat president obama by making it harder for the elderly and minorities to vote. the judge ruled there was not enough time to enact the law to make sure some voters were not disenfranchised. >>> in less than 24 hours, president obama and mitt romney will square off in their presidential debates. both have been behind closed doors rehearsing for the first face-to-face meeting and tom fit earl has more. >> reporter: it's been interesting. publicly, both of these campaigns have been downplaying the importance of the first debate. the president is not going as -- is going as far as saying he's all right in these kinds of forums. clearly, what we know, is that these debates are important n. a race where the polls are putting the president ahead and not out of reach of mitt romney, it's the challenge who may have more to gain and lose. the president took a break from two days of debate rehearsals to visit one of his own campaign offices in las vegas. he brought pizza to the volunteers and made s
in the workforce, today or on the day the president got elected, the unemployment rate would be around 11%. that is the real reality of what is happening out there. >> mitt romney is on the campaign trail tonight in florida. so how are the new job numbers impacting the race for the white house? jack burkman and democratic strategist gary nordlinger from george washington school join us. thank you for being here. >> good afternoon. >> the fact that the unemployment rate fell below 8% the first time since the president took office should give them a boost. is it enough to help erase the lackluster performance in the debate? >> i don't know if it's enough to equal out the debate. the point is that it's good news for them and for the first time since january of 2009, unemployment dropped below 8% and that is great and upexpected news for the president. >> mitt romney called this insignificant. do you think that is a fair assessment of this or is this politics? >> reporter: the president's not responsible for the unemployment rate. what he's responsible for, i think s wasting three or $4 trill
, everything else about it. >> the big question s it going to change the narrative of the elect? until now, it's been romney on the ropes, barack obama the presumed winner and then mitt romney comes out aggressively and attacked the president and they were good on their own philosophies and policies, but, from a stylistic perspective, many people think mitt romney won. how is that going to change the narrative and the media storyline, which had been obama winning. is it going be something new from this day on. >> everyone saying mitt romney is a winner. is that a big deal? does it change the mind of voters? >> we didn't have a president kerry ormondale, each of whom were considered to win their first debates also. the real question, does the president bounce back in the second debate in and that can change the minds of some voters, this is a tight election. already so many people have dug in, so many people have their own opinions and so many people will see this debate through the prism of their own personal preferences. the question, how many people will it change. will it be good for and we
he's endorsing a rate hike. and popping up weeks before the november election. local officials are seeing a rise in voter fraud. >> and the unique project capturing the lives much washingtonians. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. these e appliances could have bn made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? . >>> the search for a woman who illegally hitched a ride on a manatee turned herself in. she was riding the animal. manatees, by the way, protected under the florida manatee sanctuary act. she was not aware that what she was doing was against the law. >>> a detroit police chief has been suspended after a sex scandal. he's married and is a pastor. we're going to show you the photo. detroit police officer angelica robinson with a department- issued gun
. >>> in decision 2012, election day is nearing, and more campaign signs are appearing on yards for both candidates. you may have noticed one candidate has a lot more signs out there than the other. northern virginia bureau chief jewel write carey takes a look at whether winning the sign war matters. >> reporter: it's not a very accurate way to keep score in a presidential race, but campaign yard signs definitely have their place. and get out the vote effort. in this mitt romney campaign office in arlington, keeping a well-stocked supply is one of this volunteer's duties. >> i think the number of signs we have out there shows just how much support we have from the community. and just how strong our base is right now. and i'm really optimistic looking at all the yard signs around us. >> reporter: even in democratic strong holds where you would expect to see obama signs, there are also romney signs alongside them on many blocks. while romney supporters suggest the signs are indicative of growing support, the obama campaign takes a different view, and has a slightly different philosophy about the impo
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